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Bats Get Help From A Manmade Cave
2012-09-15 05:28:34

An artificial cave, designed to help protect bats from a fungal ailment that to date has killed more than six million of the creatures throughout North America, has been constructed by conservationists in the woods of Tennessee.

Spelunkers Emerge From Deepest Cave In The World
2012-09-05 08:21:57

An international team of spelunkers from nine nations including Israel, Spain, Russian, Britain and Lebanon, has just returned from exploring the deepest cave in the world.

Social Bats More Likely To Pay Higher Price From White-nose Syndrome
2012-07-04 08:13:54

New studies conducted by biologists at University of California, Santa Cruz show that the effects of white-nose syndrome, a deadly bat disease, may be worse in bat colonies who are increasingly social during hibernation.

Cases Confirmed Of White-nose Syndrome in Endangered Gray Bats
2012-05-31 03:32:58

Recently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) verified the first cases of white-nose syndrome within colonies of the endangered gray bat (Myotis grisecens) located in Montgomery and Hawkins counties of Tennessee.

2012-04-12 23:01:13

Two Bucknell professors have received a U.S.

2012-04-11 23:01:07

With 6.7 million bats already dead, scientists believe the fast-spreading disease called White-nose Syndrome could lead to the extinction of some species. Lewisburg,

Bat-killing Fungus Traveled From Europe
2012-04-11 12:44:31

A new report released Monday says a European fungus is responsible for the deaths of millions of bats in the United States and Canada.

Bat Death Toll From White-nose Syndrome Keeps Climbing
2012-01-18 13:08:42

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Tuesday that the death toll for bats in North America that have suffered from White-nose Syndrome has exceeded 5.5 million.


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European Free-tailed Bat, Tadarida teniotis or Tadarida insignis
2013-06-18 12:46:10

The European free-tailed bat (Tadarida teniotis or Tadarida insignis) is a species of free-tailed bat that is native to many areas in the Old World. It was reportedly seen in Korea in 1931, but no other reports have been recorded since that year. The body length of this species reaches between 3.3 inches and 3.7 inches, with a wing length of up to 2.5 inches. The European free-tailed bat appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern.” Image Caption: European...

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